It’s been several weeks since Ronda Rousey’s stunning upset loss to Holly Holm but the formerly undefeated UFC bantamweight champion has finally broken her silence to discuss the fight and its aftermath.
In a lengthy interview with ESPN Magazine, Rousey discussed the fight, including her decision not to touch gloves with Holm. “It was just like a reaction,” Rousey said. “I was like, ‘The last time I saw you (at the weigh-in), you were putting your fist on my chin and trying to get a cheap hit on me, then you turn around and you want to touch gloves? You have to be one way or the other. So if you want to be that way with me, that’s the way it is.'”
Rousey went in-depth on her depression after the fight, blaming herself for the loss and how it took her own mother to get her going. She also made it clear she was eager for a rematch with Holm. “Everything is going to be determined by that. Either I’ll win and keep going or I won’t and I’ll be done with everything.”
Rousey acknowledges how the media presence and the hype may have gotten to her but makes it clear that (despite her starring in the upcoming “Roadhouse” remake), MMA is still her life. “Of course (I’ll fight again),” Rousey said. “What else am I going to f–king do?”
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